About Me

Murrieta, CA, United States
Hi! Welcome to my blog. I am a mixed media artist who lives in Murrieta, California. I work in acrylics, watercolor, pastel, charcoal and other water and drawing media. My main subjects are abstracts, abstract landscapes, florals and gardens, equine abstracts and dog portraits. I love to use color! I try to incorporate the three C's in all of my work - color, contrast and composition! Most of these paintings are for sale. Please check with me for availability and prices if not posted. Contact me at: carol.engles@gmail.com carolenglesart.blogspot.com or carolengles.artspan.com Art copyrighted 2008-2018

Monday, May 5, 2014

Nude Study, one, charcoal drawing by Carol Engles

16 x 24 charcoal on paper. This is a nude I did - over 35 years ago. I did this drawing and several other nudes during a life drawing class at the University of Washington after I graduated from the University of Oregon and was living in Seattle working at the Seattle Times. I enjoyed taking a variety of art classes even though my degree was in journalism. This particular class was so HARD. It was 3 hours in the evening and I was exhausted at the end of every class. I remember being especially terrified at the first class. It was so intimidating. I almost dropped the class. But, I decided to stick with it. We realized that we were ALL intimidated. The instructor encouraged us to work very fast and loose. I am going to offer prints of these drawings through Artspan. So stay tuned! 


Devon T. said...

Gorgeous! You have always been so talented. It's nice to see some of your early early work :)

Carol Engles said...

Oh thanks Devon! I can't believe that I still have these.Don't you think they will make cool prints?

Theresa Paden said...

I love it!

Carol Engles said...

Thanks Theresa!